November

Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

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Although November brings cold weather and shorter evenings it has its compensations and provides a good supply of beef and pork, excellent game and a steadily improving selection of white fish. Winter greens have replaced salad vegetables and fine root vegetables are back for warming soups and stews. There are potatoes for baking and onions and parsnips to roast around the weekend joint.

Home-grown fruits consist only of apples and pears, but there is an increasing supply of imported fruits and some unusual ones among them, like bright red cranberries, attractive green Chinese gooseberries and fresh dates, all of which make lovely desserts. Towards the middle and end of the month, Christmas citrus fruit will begin to appear in the shops with juicy satsumas, clementines and tangerines.